Episode 219 – Otherworlds and Underworlds

A journey to Hel(l)(s) and back! Otherworlds in folklore and myth

Summary: This time we’re traveling into the realms of the fairies, the dead, the mysterious, and more as we explore various mythic and folkloric Otherworlds and Underworlds.

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We mention several books, including Cunning Folk & Familiar Spirits by Emma Wilby; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories by Washington Irving; Witches of Pennsylvania by Thomas White; and The Formation of Hell by Alan Bernstein.

We also mention some of our sister show episodes: Chasing Foxfire Episode 8 – To Hell and Back and Myth Taken Episode 48 – The Myth of the Hellmouth.

We mention a few movies, including A Dark Song, The Ninth Gate, and The Tenth Kingdom.

Cory mentions the recent publication of The Gorgon’s Guide to Magical Resistance, edited by Jenn Zahrt and Laura Tempest Zakroff (which includes his “penis trees” article along with a lot of other great pieces) and the upcoming release of the Llewellyn’s Complete Book of North American Folk Magic, out in Spring 2023. Also be on the lookout for our upcoming collaborative book Conjuring the Commonplace: A Guide to Everyday Enchantment and Junk Drawer Magic also coming in 2023 from 1000Volt Press.

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